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Socially Numb

Leahey Media LLC

Richie Leahey chats about the intersection of gaming and sports and how increases in technology are changing our culture. The explosion of technology makes tasks in our daily lives easier and helps us work more efficiently. Richie uses technology to dig deep into the world of gaming and sports to give an analytical view of our culture.

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Aug 1, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Disney Infinity and the new Pokemon Go Raids.
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Jul 25, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about building cars for science olympiad and a prank he played on a friend.
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Jul 17, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about building rockets for science olympiad and net neutrality.
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Jul 11, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his vacation to see Metallica live in Miami. He also talks about the repair on his Nintendo Switch joycon and tells how he received a replacement battery.
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Jul 4, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Spy Chameleon and Zelda - Oracle of Seasons.
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Jun 27, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about video editing and gaming.
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Jun 20, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.
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Jun 13, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about the upcoming E3 and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
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Jun 6, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin's Creed Revelations and Resident Evil 5.
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May 30, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
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May 23, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience streaming on Twitch and rants about online orders.
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May 16, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives feedback of the GoPro Hero 5 Black and the Karma Grip.
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May 9, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey gives live feedback of the Carolina Rebellion festival.
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May 2, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about some more of his experiences attending live concerts. This week includes a few short clips from the first iteration of the podcast as a follow up to the supercut from last week.
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Apr 25, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about some of his experiences attending live concerts. This week the podcast also includes the first supercut of sorts of highlights from some live recordings that happened at concerts.
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Apr 18, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about beating his final PSP game. The PSP was a revolutionary device for its time, although it did not receive the game support it deserved. Richie puts his system to rest after finally beating Dynasty Warriors 2.
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Apr 11, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience setting up an online store for the podcast. He tested out a variety of stores and talks about the process along with giving some insight on how the site syndication is doing.
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Apr 4, 2017 Richie Leahey
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On the podcast this week, Richie Leahey talks about his experience with the Assassin's Creed video game series. He focuses on Assassin's Creed I and Assassin's Creed II before giving his feelings on the new Assassin's Creed movie. He feels that critics unfairly panned the movie only because the story was drawn from a video game.
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Mar 28, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about his experience with Facebook Instant Articles. It takes a lot of dedicated work to get Facebook Instant Articles set up if you do not use one of their supported systems. His game of the week is the second part of the Shovel Knight saga, Plague Knight.
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Mar 21, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about his experience with Apple News. He walks through his set up and reasoning behind using the platform and gives insight on how to be accepted on the platform. He ends the podcast with his game of the week segment. This week he takes a look at Shovel Knight on the Nintendo Switch.
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Mar 14, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about the waste that is known as daylight saving time. He then gets back into his game of the week segment with Starwhal and talks about the NCAA basketball tournament.
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Mar 7, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey gives a run through on the Nintendo Switch and talks about his first impression of the system.
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Feb 28, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about the Nintendo Switch pre-orders and why some retail stores are having issues.
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Feb 21, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about using the Panasonic GH4 camera for sports photography.
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Feb 14, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey talks about 4K video and the Panasonic GH4 camera.
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Feb 7, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey tests out mobile recording in this episode due to traveling over the weekend and the Super Bowl. He discusses his issue with Resident Evil 5 and talks about his first video editing project.
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Jan 31, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey starts off the episode by talking about expanding the podcast by adding segments and extra bits to it. He says he is going to bring in projects that he has worked on in the past and talk about them on the show. Then he gives an update on what video games he has been playing and states that he is still planning on bringing in a game a week to talk about on the podcast. He ends the show talking about the Nintendo Switch and why he believes Nintendo didn't build the battery in the...
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Jan 24, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie Leahey breaks down the included components on the Raspberry Pi 3. He talks about his plans for his own Raspberry Pi and gives his reasons for using a clean Raspbian operating system.
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Jan 17, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie talks about the big Nintendo Switch reveal and how its costs have diminished his excitement for the console. The proprietary hardware, accessories and extras are going to drive up the price of the console to the point where it would more cost effective to go with either the Xbox One or the PS4. He also talks about how Nintendo seems to do this with every console and how it is comparable to Apple with their SuperDrive being a perfect example.
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Jan 10, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie talks about the upcoming video game consoles and why you, as a consumer, should not be loyal to brands. Richie talks about being burnt in the past by brands not having products that lived up to their billing. He digs deep into a story of a hack of Tecmo Super Bowl he made called Chaos Bowl. He ends the podcast by talking about his hopes for Project Scorpio and its potential as an all-in-one media device.
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Jan 3, 2017 Richie Leahey
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Richie discusses the launch of a new sports site which is a spinoff of the Socially Numb podcast. This site moves Socially Numb from a full variety show to a show focusing on tech and gaming. The new site, Southbound Sports, will take over sports coverage. Richie talks about producing video content and how that will affect the future of Socially Numb. He ends the podcast by breaking down his new macro lens and Raspberry Pi, his Christmas bounty.
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Dec 27, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off by diving into the Christmas traditions his family follows. He then gives a cryptic look into family visits during Christmas vacation. Next he talks about the improvement in digital cameras and the differences between a crop sensor camera and a full frame camera. He follows that with a sad Christmas tale of receiving a dead camera flash as his present. He ends the podcast on a positive note with some great fantasy football news.
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Dec 20, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast talking about pop filters and the Christmas holiday. He follows up with a breakdown of Disney Infinity and its collapse. He then speculates on the future of Nintendo consoles and whether the screen portion of the Nintendo Switch will be upgradable in the future to support better specifications.
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Dec 13, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast mourning the death of former Heisman trophy winner Rashaan Salaam. He then talks briefly about the differences between cameras for photography and video before moving on to Super Mario Run. He follows that up with a quick breakdown of Madden and the Heisman trophy ceremony before going into a rant on the Giants for accusing the Steelers of deflating footballs. The podcast ends with its first ever guest, Matty B, who talks about the College Football Playoffs, the...
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Dec 6, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast talking about how Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week. There is no end in sight for the expansion of these type of sales. He then dives into the free Playstation game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and explains why it should be billed as a video experience and not a video game. He talks about the Krampus holiday and digs into the College Football Playoff selection.
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Nov 29, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie recaps his shopping experience during the Thanksgiving holiday. He went shopping during the Black Friday event that started on Thursday during Thanksgiving. He was able to get the deal he sought out and landed a white 3DS. Listen as he gives details about the strategy he used to plan his successful trip.
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Nov 22, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie breaks down Black Friday and holiday shopping. He gets into deal buying tips and exposes some of the tricks used to take advantage of consumers. He goes through all of the major shopping categories and ends the podcast with a quick look at the new Metallica album Hardwired to Self-Destruct.
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Nov 15, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie digs into the technology used behind the scenes of the Socially Numb website. He follows up with a chat about streaming video games on Twitch. He then gets into his gaming dream - dual screen output from a video game console. He expands this by stating that he hopes the Nintendo Switch multiplayer on multiple screens supports 4 players and allows for dual screen output like they do on the 3DS. He wants the main screen to show the game while the secondary screen shows a map and items....
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Nov 8, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie talks about Google and the layoffs they announced to their Google Fiber division. He talks about how other internet providers are running out of competitors and why he fears prices for at home entertainment will continue to rise. He goes into pay to play networks for games and how providers give free games for those that pay for online use. He gives tips regarding network access cards and talks about why it is safer to use them to pay for services instead of saving your credit card in...
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Nov 1, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast by taking about the expansion of the Socially Numb website. He follows that up with some coverage of the All Things Open conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina every fall. Then he gets into the Playstation Network game Datura and how it was an extreme disappointment. He then dives into professional sports television packages and how the MLS playoffs are available over the air on Univision.
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Oct 25, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie talks about expanding the Socially Numb website. He also talks about updates to the platform that hosts the podcast. He touches on the Universities in Pennsylvania that went on strike and how the athletes at those schools are at an advantage when they don’t have to attend class. He gives a rundown on the newly announced Nintendo Switch video game console. He circles back around to his idea about the virtual Nintendo store and how it could be used to boost sales for the Nintendo Switch....
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Oct 18, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast by diving into the hacking being reported around the Presidential race. He then gives tips on keeping your information secure. He follows that up with a rant on Pokémon Go. He tries to figure out why the Panthers are struggling compared to the rest of the NFL after their Super Bowl appearance last year. He goes into fantasy football tips and talks about making your own roster moves and ignoring the projections as they are always wrong. He goes into a project he is...
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Oct 11, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts off the podcast by talking about Hurricane Matthew. He follows up with talk of the leak of the new Nintendo console. It looks like all of the coverage of the leak trails back to a post on Reddit. Some news outlets were even posting screenshots of the Reddit leak and treating it like it was their coverage. He digs behind the strategy of the new Nintendo console and what they could do to gain back a sizable chunk of the gaming market. He talks about how Nintendo should start a cloud...
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Oct 4, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie gives updates on the format of the show after he returns from his sister’s wedding. He talks about how Vin Scully should have had a localized tribute when he mainly did regional coverage by covering the Dodgers. A man gets mauled by a grizzly and records a video and posts it online before getting help. Richie gives a breakdown of how fantasy sports work. Then he gets into the AP poll for college football and why early season rankings do not matter. He ends the podcast with some...
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Sep 27, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie starts the podcast by touching on trending topics in North Carolina. He gives a gas leak update and talks about the start of the Presidential debates. He dives into Windows 10 launching on the Xbox and what it means for the future of living room entertainment. He talks about his experience with the iOS10 update. You can now remove stock apps from the phone and the fingerprint scanner takes longer to unlock the phone. The Mac OS X Sierra updates causes programs to crash when using the...
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Sep 20, 2016 Richie Leahey
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Richie introduces the Socially Numb podcast and talks about the format of the show. A major gas leak in Alabama is causing a gas shortage on the East Coast of the United States.